Commentary

Read the latest commentary from The Advocate, the leading source for LGBT news and politics. Discover what public figures and pundits have to say about gay issues and topics that touch the lives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and its allies. Find op-eds from columnists like HIV activist Tyler Curry or Advocate.com editors Michelle Garcia and Neal Broverman. The experts weigh in on the latest developments in the LGBT rights movement, and The Advocate offers an outlet for their commentary.
Editorial: Is The Advocate Still Relevant?

Editorial: Is The Advocate Still Relevant?

Our editorial board on the future of The Advocate in a post-marriage world.

Op-ed: The Marriage Ruling Sends a Clear Message to the World

Op-ed: The Marriage Ruling Is Message to the World

The global community was paying attention to our Supreme Court on Friday. This Australian believes the ruling should pressure the world, including his resistant home country, to embrace LGBT rights.

Op-ed: Witness to Stonewall History, 46 Years Later

Op-ed: Witness to Stonewall History, 46 Years Later

Go inside the impassioned hearing that led to the protection of New York's historic Stonewall Inn.

Op-ed: When Marriage Is a Possibility, So Is Love

Rallies Remind Us: When Marriage Is a Possibility, So Is Love

A gay Los Angeles resident reflects on the nation's, and his own, journey toward marriage equality.

Op-ed: Looking Beyond Marriage to the Next Fight

Op-ed: Looking Beyond Marriage to the Next Fight

Trans activist Tiq Milan is ecstatic his gay and bi friends can now wed throughout the country, but he's also anxious for the next LGBT battle to take center stage.

Op-ed: Marriage Is Law, But Equality Is Far From a 'Lived Reality'

Op-ed: Equality Is Still Far From a 'Lived Reality'

The first openly gay man elected to the New York State Assembly wants to remind people that "law" and "life" are two different things.

WATCH: How They'll Explain the Marriage Ruling in the Future

WATCH: How They'll Explain the Marriage Ruling in the Future

A wife and mother creatively imagines a day when our kids’ kids will learn about today in history class.

Op-ed: The Scouts Made Me, Now They Have to Do Right by Me

Op-ed: The Scouts Made Me, Now They Have to Do Right by Me

This Eagle Scout loves the BSA organization, save for that insidious ban on adult gay leaders.

Op-ed: I Stand With Obama Heckler Jennicet Gutierrez

Op-ed: I Stand With Obama Heckler Jennicet Gutierrez

There once was a time when disruption was seen as revolutionary — like in the ACT UP days — but now many LGBT people think we should play nice. Jennicet Gutierrez and this writer are not those people.

Op-ed: We Have to Ensure Trans People Are Respected When They Die

Op-ed: We Have to Ensure Trans People Are Respected When They Die

California's lesbian Assembly speaker, Toni Atkins, tells us why she was compelled to author the Respect After Death Act.

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